Managing the K-6 Learning Environment
In this course students will explore child development, student well-being, mental health, and their relationship to the management of learning; principles and practices for establishing a productive learning environment; and frameworks and models for understanding and responding to a range of challenging student behaviours. The course provides opportunities for pre-service Primary teachers to analyse school policies; to plan and teach lessons using a variety of technologies and strategies; assess student learning; and to evaluate their own classroom management beliefs and practices through a full time 20 day block of professional experience in a Primary school setting.
This course has a compulsory full time 20-day placement.
The University of Newcastle, the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership and our education partners in schools and centres require that all students demonstrate a commitment to professional teaching practice by attending and engaging in lectures, tutorials and other activities provided by the university within our Teacher Education programs.
Students' professional commitment to teaching will be assessed by a 100% attendance requirement at sessions indicated as compulsory in the course outline. These lectures are compulsory because they present information that is critical to successful completion of the placement.
Attendance will be recorded on rolls available at the entrance to lecture theatres and/or tutorial rooms. Students should ensure that they allow sufficient time to be marked as present and provide adequate identification.
Students who arrive late and leave early without prior arrangement with the course coordinator will be deemed to have not completed the attendance requirement. If students leave the activity early and fail to identify themselves a second roll will be taken upon conclusion to the activity.
If a student fails to attend a compulsory session the student is responsible for contacting course coordinator within three (3) working days to request permission to complete a supplementary assessment task. This task will cover the same information that was in the missed session. These tasks will be pass/fail only and will not include written feedback. All replacement tasks are to be submitted at least two weeks before the commencement of the placement.
Students who have not complied with any of these requirements will not be provided with a placement.
- Semester 1 - 2016
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Relate child development theory, and student well-being and mental health research, to the management of learning;
2. Critically analyse and apply principles, policies, and practices for establishing and maintaining a productive learning environment;
3. Apply frameworks and models for understanding and responding to a range of challenging student behaviours;
4. Demonstrate effective communication skills to support classroom discussion; and
5. Demonstrate progress towards the attainment of Graduate Teacher Standards through professional experience.
- Child development, student well-being and mental health.
- Principles, policies and practices for establishing a productive learning environment that supports the positive participation of all students in the educational activities of the school.
- Frameworks and models for understanding and responding to a range of challenging student behaviours.
- Graduate Teacher Standards.
Review of Progress
This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):
- Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) / Bachelor of Arts (12215)
- Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) / Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies (12216)
In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.
Program 12215, completion of 60 units including EDUC1008 & EDUC2744, concurrent enrolment in EDUC1738 OR Program 12216, completion of 140 units including EDUC2065, concurrent enrolment in EDUC3739 & EDUC3738.
Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)/ Bachelor of Arts - 60 Unit including EDUC1008 and EDUC2744. EDUC1738 should be undertaken concurrently or previously. Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)/ Bachelor of Early Childhood - 140 Units including EDUC2065. EDUC3738 and EDUC3739 should be undertaken concurrently or previously.
Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)/ Bachelor of Arts - 60 Unit including EDUC1008 and EDUC2744. EDUC1738 should be undertaken concurrently or previously. Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)/ Bachelor of Early Childhood - 140 Units including EDUC2065. EDUC3738 & EDUC3739 should be undertaken concurrently or previously.
Portfolio: Classroom Management Portfolio
Professional Task: Professional Experience
In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:
General Course Requirements:
- Lecture: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.
- Tutorial: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.
- Anaphylaxis Training - Students must complete approved anaphylaxis training.
- Child Protection Awareness Training - Students must complete approved child protection awareness training.
- Working with Children - A national criminal history check and review of findings of misconduct involving children, required for any child-related work.
Face to Face On Campus 12 hour(s) per Term
Students must attend 6 one-hour on-campus lectures (or 3 two-hour lectures) that contain information directly pertinent to their placement. Check the course Blackboard site for days and times of these mandatory lectures.
Face to Face Off Campus 5 day(s) per Week for 4 Weeks
20 day full time professional experience component.
Face to Face On Campus 10 hour(s) per Term